Martin Corry or Lawrence Dallaglio may be the man who will ultimately raise the trophy in victory, but ordinary fans are being given the chance to get their hands on the cup even before a ball has been kicked.
Heineken Cup fever will hit London this month as we build up to the biggest battle of the club rugby calendar, when Leicester Tigers and London Wasps clash in the London 07 Heineken Cup final, at the 82,000 capacity Twickenham Stadium on Sunday 20th May.
Heineken are sending European rugby’s greatest prize on tour and supporters from all over the capital will be able to get their photo taken with the trophy at pubs and supermarkets throughout the city.
The Heineken Cup will begin its tour in Ealing on Monday 14th May and finish in Twickenham on Saturday 19th May, the day before the big match.
The tour will take place at the following venues:
Mon 14th May
11.30am – 1.30pm ASDA Park Royal, Ealing
3.00pm – 5.00pm Sainsbury’s St Clares, Hampton
7.00pm – 8.30pm The Fox, Upper Richmond Road, Putney
9.00pm – 10.30pm The Larrick, New Kings Rd
Tues 15th May
11.30am – 1.30pm Makro, Acton
3.00pm – 5.00pm Morrisons, Acton
7.00pm – 8.30pm Clapham North, Clapham Road
9.00pm – 10.30pm The Alexandra, Clapham Common
Wed 16th May
11.30am – 1.30pm Sainsbury’s, Hampton
3.00pm – 5.00pm ASDA, Roehamptom
7.00pm – 8.30pm Brogans, Fulham Broadway
9.00pm – 10.30pm The Slug & Lettuce, Fulham Road
Thurs 17th May
11.30am – 1.30pm ASDA, Hounslow
3.00pm – 5.00pm Morrisons, Wimbledon
7.00pm – 8.30pm O’Neills, The Quadrant, Richmond
9.00pm – 10.30pm Twickenham Tup, Richmond Rd, Twickenham
Fri 18th May
11.30am – 1.30pm Sainsbury’s Richmond
3.00pm – 5.00pm ASDA, Feltham
7.00pm – 8.30pm Yates Wine Lodge, Leicester Square
9.00pm – 10.30pm Porterhouse, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden
Sat 19th May
11.30am – 1.30pm Tesco, Twickenham
3.00pm – 5.00pm Tesco, Twickenham
7.00pm – 8.30pm Up & Under, York Road, Twickenham
9.00pm – 10.30pm Three Kings, Heath Road, Twickenham
Due to strict guidelines on underage drinking fans must be 18 years of age to have their photo taken with the Heineken Cup.